This is our favorite season as the NFL season starts on Thursday, September. The Packers meet with the bears in Chicago to tackle the 2019 season. If you’re like most football fans, you may not have access to the games you want to see. You may be traveling outside the US or may not be reporting well on your favorite team. Knowing which sites to use with a VPN can be helpful in both situations. The right VPN also helps you avoid NFL blackout restrictions.
There are a number of ways you can enjoy football throughout the season. Perhaps the most popular is watching the broadcasts on the major networks like CBS, FOX, ESPN, and the NFL Network. Let’s look at some of the other ways to stream the game live online. Some are free while others require a subscription fee.
Verizon – This may be the best way to enjoy the games for free. Verizon has partnered with the NFL to offer the aptly named NFL app to help users watch in-market coverage, primetime matchups, playoff games, and the Super Bowl. You can add NFL RedZone for $1.99 a month. Connect to a US server location with a VPN to download the NFL mobile app, and enjoy games on your phone.
Twitch – Twitch.tv is a streaming website that is normally used to stream video games. In this case, the company is broadcasting 11 of the Thursday Night Football streams for no cost. It is limited to the US and US territories so if you are outside the area, you would need to connect to a server there.
Other streaming services – Hulu, youtube tv, sling tv, DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue – give you access to NFL games. They each have at least one free 7-day trial, so you can join the games for a week. Remember, you may need to provide a valid postal code (zip code) for the US and connect to a VPN server before you log in.